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There is a very popular myth, perpetuated by a plethora of ADHD sites, blogs and communities, a myth that states that people with ADHD are good at ‘hyperfocusing’. What is meant by the term hyperfocus is an intense form of mental concentration that focuses consciousness on a narrow subject.

ADHD True or False

Many ADHD websites, resources, and advocates are fond of touting the ‘positive traits’ of the condition. Traits such as creativity, problem solving, or even hyperfocus are commonly cited, but according to Dr. Russell Barkley, Ph.D, a renowned ADHD expert, this opinion isn’t aligned with what science has discovered.